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Georgia marked 95th anniversary of Soviet occupation

By Messenger Staff
Friday, February 26
Yesterday Georgia remembered the young soldiers and ordinary people who died in battle against Soviet forces 95 years ago.

Flags have been lowered at all state buildings throughout Georgia to mark the event, after which Georgia lost its independence when the Bolshevik Red Army took over Tbilisi on February 25, 1921.

“Our people’s devoutness and heroism was not in vain, as today Georgia is an independent and sovereign country. Today is Georgia’s Soviet Occupation Day, when hundreds of thousands of people, our army units and volunteers, sacrificed their lives for our homeland. Despite the fact we lost the battle, the war to preserve Georgia’s independence has been won.

“The fact that Georgia’s national flag flies over the building [the administration building of the Government of Georgia], the fact that we can make free choices over Georgia’s western orientation is to the credit of those people who fought and died for us. Their devotion to their nation will light the way for many generations in Georgia in the future,” the PM said.

The Day of Soviet Occupation was first officially marked in Georgia by the former government in 2010. On this day 95 years ago, Georgia lost its independence and became part of the Soviet Union.

It can be said that the struggle against the Soviet Union's successor state – the Russian Federation - continues, as Moscow is perpetually against Georgia’s sovereign decisions and opposes the country’s democratic ideology.

Russia occupies 20% of Georgia's territory and continues to carry out a creeping occupation operation by gradually pushing the Georgian/Ossetian border further south.

It is obvious that the current Russian leadership is intending to somehow retake control of the post-Soviet states and is doing its best to aggressively influence them.

Russia’s aims, intentions and methods of aggressive implications remain the same as those of the Soviet Union and the Russian Empire.

Large-scale and uniform international involvement is needed to curtail the Russian Federation's aggressive policies towards other nations.